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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to desire and determination to achieve success?
(a) Ambition.
(b) Cultivation.
(c) Exultation.
(d) Deterioration.

2. In "My Dungeon Shook," the author cites E. Franklin Frazier as describing a time when the blacks left the land and entered into what?
(a) "The urban centers of prosperity."
(b) "The cities of decadence."
(c) "The cities of destruction."
(d) "The cities of despair."

3. After whom was the letter recipient named in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) After the author.
(b) After his grandfather.
(c) After his godfather.
(d) After his father.

4. Charles Dickens is regarded as the greatest novelist of what era?
(a) The Victorian era.
(b) The Renaissance.
(c) The Edwardian era.
(d) The modernist era.

5. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Elegant stock."
(b) "Crafty and deceitful stock."
(c) "Sturdy, peasant stock."
(d) "Intelligent, handy stock."

6. The author indicates in "My Dungeon Shook" that "people find it very difficult to act on" what?
(a) "What they've forgotten."
(b) "What they know."
(c) "Intuition."
(d) "Faith."

7. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to extremely cruel and brutal behavior?
(a) Diligence.
(b) Apprehension.
(c) Inhumanity.
(d) Integrity.

8. The author says of one of his ancestors in "My Dungeon Shook," "One of them said, the very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and" what?
(a) "My chains fell off."
(b) "I suddenly saw the light."
(c) "I was given faith."
(d) "I was engulfed."

9. How does the author sign off in his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Your father."
(b) "Your brother, James."
(c) "Your uncle, James."
(d) "Your son, James."

10. What must one become "concerning destruction and death," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Peaceful and analytical."
(b) "Logical and honest."
(c) "Bold and incisive."
(d) "Tough and philosophical."

11. Whom does the author describe watching learn to walk in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His grandson.
(b) His brother.
(c) His son.
(d) His nephew.

12. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," I hear in his present laughter" what?
(a) "The singing of birds of yesterday."
(b) "The gravelly voice of our father."
(c) "His laughter as a child."
(d) "The laughter of tomorrow."

13. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were" what?
(a) "On a road to success."
(b) "On the road to failure."
(c) "A part of the American Dream."
(d) "A worthless human being."

14. How does the author describe himself as a baby in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) He was a small baby.
(b) He was a big baby.
(c) He was a temperamental baby.
(d) He was an angry baby.

15. About how many years ago does the author describe the letter recipient being born in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 16 years ago.
(b) 10 years ago.
(c) 14 years ago.
(d) 20 years ago.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Charles Dickens born?

2. What caused the author's father's defeat in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "Let him laugh and I see" what?

4. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?

5. Where did Homer live?

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